Google Cloud acquires VMware workload specialist CloudSimple
Google Cloud has announced the acquisition of CloudSimple, a California-based provider of software to help organisations run VMware workloads in the cloud.
The move expands on the companies’ existing partnership and will enable Google to bring forward a fully integrated VMware migration path, with the promise of improved support.
“Apps [from VMware] can run exactly the same as they have been on-premises, but with all the benefits of the cloud, like performance, elasticity, and integration with key cloud services and technologies,” wrote Rich Sanzi, VP engineering at Google Cloud, in a blog post. “Best of all, customers can do all this without having to rearchitect existing VMware-based applications and workloads, which helps them operate more efficiently and reduce costs, while also allowing IT staff to maintain consistency and use their existing VMware tools, workflows and support.
“To that end, we believe in a multi-cloud world and will continue to provide choice for our customers to use the best technology in their journey to the cloud,” added Sanzi.